Sands Suites Resort & Spa

The perfect hideaway for tranquility and relaxation

On the west coast of the island at Flic en Flac, Sands Resort & Spa is the perfect hideaway for tranquillity, comfort and personalised service. You'll enjoy the views across the lagoon and the bay of Tamarin, with the majestic Le Morne Mountain in the distance. Suites are well-appointed and overlook the crystal clear sea, while restaurants serve up delightful food inspired by international and local cuisine. During the day you'll find watersports, tennis, a lavish spa, and plenty more to try — or you can sit back and relax by the pool enjoying the drinks service. 

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Average: 4.5 (1 vote)

Guide Price

 £1,299  per person
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Tripadvisor rating 2949 Reviews

Hotel highlights

  • Intimate boutique-style resort
  • Dine Around available with sister hotel
  • Ideal for couples
  • Stunning views of the Indian Ocean
  • Located on the West Coast

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 91 rooms
  • Transfer duration: Approx. one hour from Mauritius airport
  • There is no lift access avilable

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Board Basis Options

  • Half Board

For Families

  • Babysitting
  • Kid's Club

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Sands Suites Resort & Spa

  • Beach
  • Approx. one hour from Mauritius airport
  • Just a 15 minute walk to Flic en Flac
  • 30 minute drive from Casela National Park
2949 Reviews 94% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 2274
  • Very Good 518
  • Average 107
  • Poor 28
  • Terrible 22

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Mar 27, 2020


Cannot praise this hotel enough, from stepping out of the taxi on arrival to leaving for home, each and every one of the staff from the reception, bar staff and the restaurants were all so lovely and pleasant and friendly and always had time for a chat nothing was too much trouble. The rooms were spotless with beautiful views looking over the beach and the gardens which were well kept, Plenty of choice at breakfast, eggs and omelettes freshly cooked to your liking and the evening meal in the Tamarin restaurant always had plenty to choose from. Good selection of drinks and cocktails in the Dolphin Bar. Unfortunately our holiday was cut short and we had to leave early due to the Coronavirus which was dealt with exceptionally by the amazing girls on reception. Would definitely recommend this hotel and we will definitely be back one day
Mar 22, 2020

A Secret Hide away


Right at the end of a long, winding, road on the south of Flic en Flac, the Sands is an absolute charm. The atmosphere is relaxed and sophisticated. The amenities are numerous, with the beautiful, well kept and clean beach being centre attraction. The staff are very attentive and magically helpful. Worthy of a big mention is Brenda, the Guest Relations Manager, who wandets around throughout the day, making sure her guests are happy and being looked after. This is a Resort that deserves its high accolades, and is a "must go to" location on Mauritius.
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PADI diving centre

Explore the Indian Ocean with scuba diving from the resort's PADI certified Dive Centre. With classes available for beginners through to intermediate divers, the centre offers the perfect chance to try something new this holiday. Restrictions: Subject to additional charges.

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Fitness Centre

The fitness centre is equipped with the latest cardio and weight equipment and also offers you the chance to take part in selected fitness classes.

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Sands Spa

Featuring 4 treatment rooms, a sauna and hamman which guests can use free of charge, the spa is sanctuary of well-being in the resort. After a massage, you can also make use of a hairdresser and beauty parlour to get you looking and feeling great for the rest of your stay. Restrictions: Subject to additional charges.For guests aged 12 years and above; guests under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Land Sports

From tennis through to beach volleyball; there are plenty of activities to enjoy at the resort. Bicycles can be hired (payable locally), and there are also bocci balls and table tennis.

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Swimming Pool

The temperature-controlled swimming pool features a whirlpool for extra relaxation in the sun.

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Floodlit Tennis Courts

Open from 07:00am to 22:00pm so you can practice your game on holiday.

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Complimentary watersports include: water skiing, wakeboarding, sailing, pedal boats, kayaking, glass bottom boat, wind surfing, and snorkeling. Other water activities (payable locally) include: Catamaran cruises, big game fishing, dolphin watching trips, and speed boat trips.

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Room Types

Deluxe Suite

With a private terrace leading to direct beach access, these ground floor suites are spacious and wonderfully-appointed; featuring complimentary Wi-Fi, bathrooms with separate baths and showers, and a choice of king-sized or twin beds. Five interconnecting suites are available too.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Beachfront Suite

Characterised by prime beachfront locations, these suites feature balconies or terraces with sea views with some offering direct access to the beach. They are modern and spacious, featuring complimentary Wi-Fi, minibars, a bathroom with bath and separate shower, and king-sized or twin bed configurations.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Superior Suite

These comfortable suites are located on the 1st and 2nd floors, with balconies offering sea views. They are well-appointed spaces with king-sized beds or twins, seating area, complimentary Wi-Fi, and a bathroom with a bath and separate shower.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Exclusive Suite

This elegant suite is a luxurious choice; featuring two bedrooms, a living and dining space. Set overlooking the Indian Ocean, it is perfect for those seeking more space, and comes with a large bathroom with bath and separate shower, a minibar, complimentary Wi-Fi, and more.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
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Food & Drink

Dolphin Bar

The resort's prime social spot; home to signature cocktails and local rum, as well as glorious sunset views. Live bands play occasionally in the evenings, and small snacks can be enjoyed throughout the day. Restrictions: Drinks: 08:00am to Midnight Snacks: 10:00am to 22:00pm

Pink Pepper Corn Restaurant

Situated on the beach next to a pink peppercorn tree, this charming restaurant features a menu of grilled seafood and other tantalising food. Its intimate setting makes it the ideal place for a romantic meal. Lunch: 12:00pm to 15:00pm Dinner: 19:00pm to 22:00pm Reservations requested.

Tamarind Terrace

Exceptional buffets inspired by local and international cuisine greet you at this attractive restaurant, with a wine list specially selected to complement the dishes. Restrictions: Breakfast: 07:00am to 10:00am Dinner: 19:00pm to 22:00pm Dress code: Smart Casual: gentlemen are requested to wear trousers and shirts during dinner.

Room Service

Room service is available in the form of a continental breakfast each morning (07:00am to 10:00am), and all day dining from 10:30am to 22:15pm. Restrictions: Charges payable locally.

Spices Restaurant

A fusion of international cuisine and Indian specialities, blended to create a delicious à la carte dining experience. Restrictions: Lunch: 12:00pm to 15:00pm (min. 10 covers) Dinner: 19:00pm to 22:00pm Reservations required. Dress code: Smart Casual: gentlemen requested to wear trousers and collared shirts for dinner.

Board Basis Options

Half Board

Breakfast and dinner from the buffet of Tamarind Terrace daily, plus meal credit at Pink Pepper Corn and Spices for dinner.You may also enjoy a dine-around credit* of 800 Mauritian Rupees per adult (400 Rs for children up to 12 years credit amounts are subject to change) for dinner at three restaurants at Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa, with extras being charged to your guest account.*Pre booking essential. Subject to availability, terms and conditions apply.

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Family Friendly Facilities

Kids' club

Guests aged 4-11 years are welcome to use the kids' club at Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa, located just next door to Sands Suites Resort & Spa.

Babysitting service

Babysitting can be arranged with the hotel. There are hourly charges on the service is subject to availability.

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Special Offers

Special offer

Book now to save up to 25% on your accommodation

Book by the 30th June 2020 to save up to 25% on your accommodation.

  • Not combinable with any other offer.
  • Minimum five night stay required.
  • Blackout dates may apply.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 to Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Offer ends in 93 days